As we look forward to the opening day of the 2013 WRC, there’s more good news to be had. The BBC will be screening the third of its motor sport heroes trilogy, when Olympic cycling star Sir Chris Hoy profiles his own hero, 1995 world champion Colin McRae, on Sunday, January 27.
The programme will be aired at 9pm after the first episode in the new season of Top Gear. The programme, originally scheduled for broadcast on December 28 2012, disappeared at the last minute. It should make for riveting viewing. As with the previous programmes on Sir Stirling Moss by Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Jackie Stewart by James Martin, the star presenter will progress towards driving an iconic car from his subject’s career – in this case a Subaru Impreza 555, similar to the one in which McRae clinched his title.